Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has joined world leaders and law enforcement agencies in condemning the recent bombing attack at the Manchester Arena, in which a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured more than 100 at an Ariana Grande concert.
Seven people have since been arrested in connection with Monday night’s suicide bombing, as British police continue to vigorously search for any connections to the bomber and terrorist group Isis, which has claimed responsibility for the attack.
During a courtesy call at the Attorney General’s office by the recently appointed British High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas, Brathwaite referenced the strong relationship between this country and the United Kingdom, adding that Barbados was committed to the continued collaboration, especially in the area of crime and security. He further pointed out that the region needed developmental assistance in this area.
Douglas, who was only appointed to the post a month ago, expressed her concern and sadness at the unfolding of events in the United Kingdom, and told Brathwaite that such acts should be “met with defiance” and not deter persons from their usual way of life.
During their discussions, the topic of youth and unemployment, particularly with regard to males, was a focal point, with Douglas expressing an interest in working with Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to tackle this issue.